Pioneer Trails
Explore the highlights of the western states, visiting spectacular national parks including the Grand Canyon, the bright lights of Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well as the hip and trendy towns on the California Coast. And you will more than likely leave your heart in San Francisco. 
Day 1: San Francisco
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and make your own way to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 2: San Francisco
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the city. Visit Union Square, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can take a short boat trip to tour infamous Alcatraz Island.
Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 3: San Francisco - Monterey/Carmel
Collect your car this morning and begin your drive via Castroville to Monterey. Visit Cannery Row and the quaint village of Carmel. Enjoy stunning views of the rugged coastline and the Pacific Ocean on 17-Mile Drive, then continue to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Overnight in Monterey/Carmel

Day 4: Monterey/Carmel - Pacific Coast Highway - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles
Today drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, passing San Simeon and Morro Bay to Santa Barbara. Continue toward the cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles and your hotel.
Overnight in Los Angeles.

Day 5: Los Angeles
Enjoy a day at leisure in Los Angeles. You may wish to visit the hip Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood and posh Beverly Hills. Stop by the \'finish line\' of historic Route 66, see an iconic Californian lifeguard tower made famous by \'Baywatch\', walk on the boulevard of stars and take a photo of the famous Hollywood sign.
Overnight in Los Angeles.

Day 6: Los Angeles - Palm Springs
Today head for Palm Springs, a favorite playground for the stars of the entertainment industry. Palm Springs is known for its golf courses, palm trees, and lavish private homes. Enjoy a desert sunset by the pool of your hotel.
Overnight in Palm Springs.

Day 7: Palm Springs - Phoenix
Spend time this morning in the exclusive boutiques and shops of Palm Springs before driving to Scottsdale and Phoenix.
Overnight in Phoenix.

Day 8: Phoenix/Scottsdale - Montezuma Castle - Sedona
This morning ,depart Phoenix and visit the ancient cliff dwellings known as Montezuma Castle. Then continue to the idyllic town of Sedona, nestled among red sandstone buttes and pinnacles.
Overnight in Sedona.

Day 9: Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon - Grand Canyon National Park
This morning a short drive takes you to Oak Creek Canyon and Flagstaff . Continue your journey to Grand Canyon and spend the afternoon strolling along the South Rim.
Overnight at the Grand Canyon.

Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas
Today’s drive takes you through Williams on historic route 66 and Kingman to one of the world’s greatest man-made structures, the Hoover Dam, which marks the border between Arizona and Nevada. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering \'Entertainment Capital of the World.
Overnight in Las Vegas.

DAY 11: Las Vegas
Full day at leisure in Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.
Overnight in Las Vegas.

Day 12: Las Vegas - Death Valley National Park
Spend the morning at leisure in Las Vegas. After lunch drive across the Amargosa Desert to Death Valley National Park. At Zabriskie Point you can admire the panoramic view of this seemingly endless, unchanging valley.
Overnight in Death Valley National Park.

Day 13: Death Valley National Park - Yosemite National Park**
Today offers a complete contrast in landscape from the desolation of Death Valley, as you drive into the high Sierra Nevada Mountains via Bishop to the Tioga Pass** and Yosemite, one of America’s most scenic national parks.
Overnight in Yosemite National Park.

Day 14: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco
Spend the morning exploring the one of the many trails in Yosemite National Park. In the afternoon, take a drive west across the state of California and return to San Francisco.
Overnight in San Francisco.

Day 15: San Francisco Departure
Tour ends. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.
What\'s Included:
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations as specified
  • Exclusive 10% discount on purchases at Macy’s stores






San Francisco

Hotel Metropolis

Best Western Plus Americania



Travelodge Downtown

Carmel Mission Inn


Los Angeles

Hacienda Hotel

Crowne Plaza LAX Airport


Palm Springs

Palm Springs Travelodge

Saguaro Palm Springs



Holiday Inn Express & Suites Old Town Scottsdale

Saguaro Hotel Scottsdale



La Quinta Inn Sedona

La Quinta Inn Sedona


Grand Canyon National Park

Holiday Inn Express

Yavapai Lodge West


Las Vegas

The Quad

Harrahs Casino Hotel


Death Valley National Park

Stovepipe Wells Village

Stovepipe Wells Village


Yosemite National Park

Chukckansi Gold Resort

Cedar Lodge Resort


San Francisco

Hotel Metropolis

Best Western Plus